I made these cards for a trader who liked my Buster Keaton card. She asked if we could trade Lillian Gish cards. I’ve seen lots of her silent movies and find her face fascinating so I agreed immediately. I decided to use the trade as an opportunity to practice a little brush work and move away from markers. These cards were done with Ultramarine and Indigo watercolors.
Lillian Gish (1893-1993) made 119 movies from 1913 through 1987. Most of her films were silent. One of her more famous (or rather infamous) films was D.W. Griffiths The Birth of a Nation (1915).